Hypothyroidism, the chronic condition of an under-active thyroid, affects millions of Americans. It's most commonly caused by chronic autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto's disease, and can result in a variety of symptoms, including: weight ga... Read more
When you hear the term "arthritis," you probably imagine painful and stiff joints. While that is pretty accurate (arthritis literally means "joint inflammation"), there are actually over 100 different types of arthritis, which is... Read more
Cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea are some of the common and uncomfortable symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Unfortunately, no one has yet discovered a specific cause for IBS, but there are many factors that are... Read more
When your legs ache, you can usually lie down and relax to alleviate your symptoms. But for people who suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS for short), relaxing only makes them hurt more. According to the National Institutes of Health, as many as... Read more
Digestion isn't the kind of thing you have to think about much. You eat, and well, digestion just happens. Usually we're more concerned with what we're eating (Is it delicious? Does it meet our nutritional needs?) than what happens after... Read more
I started bodybuilding to (hopefully) prevent more injuries on the roller derby track. I'm small (and old) for this sport and take quite a beating out there! I've had a couple of pretty bad injuries but I'd like to keep playing! I changed my diet f... Read more
Has any one tried this on their own? how was the results? I need a new knee and need my bmi down to 40 before they will talk to me for surgery. If this doesn't work then the next
thing is gastric by pass.... Read more
When I'm dieting and get down and depressed, I try to find something to laugh at.
I just found a great one on youtube:
I'm not allowed to post a link but you can search on youtube for:
The Purge: Cheat Day
It made my day!
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This is beyond frustrating for me. I have recently been diagnosed with hypothyroidism...my number for tsh was 18.14 and it's supposed to be under 3. That's correctable...but my frustration is that I spend quite a few minutes weekly at the gym...whe... Read more
Hi I've just started Insanity I'm on day 2. I also do 5:2 diet which I've been on for about three weeks but have fasted before that here and there. Tomorrow is my first fast day during Insanity so I'm a bit nervous as I get really hungry even when I... Read more
Magnesium protects us against heart disease, lowering blood pressure, protecting against diabetes preventing the recurrence of kidney stones and improving the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. Magnesium supplements also strengthen muscles and wor... Read more
Dr Mark Hyman says "the sugar you eat, high doses of the wrong oils and fats in your diet, hidden food allergens, lack of exercise, chronic stress, and hidden infections all trigger a raging, unseen inflammation deep in your cells and tissues.And thi... Read more
Today we're giving away five copies of a fascinating new book: Are You Tired and Wired?
We featured this book in our "must-read" roundup earlier this month, and we were thrilled when the author offered to give away five copies of the book to luc... Read more
It's important for people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) to work in conjunction with their health care providers to start a healthy, reasonable exercise program. Physical activity should be gentle and should be increased slowly over time (in... Read more
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